Even though Arkansas is not typically associated with romantic getaways it does boasts an incredible number of great places to escape to with that special someone. Plus, most of the romantic destinations in Arkansas are not too crowded with tourists so you are sure to enjoy a quiet weekend in a cozy environment. Here is the list of the best romantic getaways in Arkansas.
Cliff Cottage Inn B&B
Experience the premium amenities of the “Luxury B&B;”, the Cliff Cottage Inn, which is conveniently located in the center of Downtown Eureka Springs. The Inn is just steps away from boutique shops, art galleries, and exquisite restaurants. Here guests will immerse into a truly magical atmosphere of a small village. Every couple is given their own cottage where the guests can enjoy their privacy away from the noise of typical travel. Each cottage features a private balcony and a hot tub, offering intimacy while surrounded by the woods. Every morning a special “elf” delivers a full gourmet breakfast right to the doorstep. The breakfast is cooked by the innkeeper Sandra who treats the guests with original dishes prepared on an 18th-century wood-burning stove.
Mount Victoria Bed & Breakfast
Located minutes away from the boutique shops in downtown Eureka Springs, Arkansas, Mount Victoria, built in 1902 is a great destination for a memorable romantic getaway. The charming hotel offers access to the fabulous Beaver Lake Dam Overlook, picturesque Table Rock Lake, as well as the shops and gardens in the vicinity. The romantic atmosphere can be enhanced by a variety of picnic baskets that Mount Victoria offers to guests. All baskets come with glassware, silverware, cloth napkins, plates, salt & pepper, a wine coozie, and a picnic blanket for two.
Oak Crest Cottages & Treehouses
For a truly unique romantic getaway consider staying at the Oak Crest Cottages & Treehouses in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Surrounded by beautiful nature, this place offers an unforgettable experience no other hotel can provide. Delight your special someone with a unique vacation in the trees at Oak Crest. Wooden staircases and bridges in the trees lead to your private abode featuring a king-size bed, flat-screen TV, a fireplace, Jacuzzi, kitchenette, and amazing views of Eureka Springs.
Arsenic and Old Lace Bed & Breakfast
Visit the Arsenic and Old Lace B&B; overlooking the peaceful Arkansas hills and beautiful gardens. Set in the beautiful Ozarks and Eureka Springs, the hotel will enchant you with great views, world-class amenities, and topnotch service. This beautiful Victorian-era mansion with a wrap-around veranda impresses with the incredibly beautiful stained glass windows, antiques, original pieces of artwork, and crystal chandeliers. Combining the refined old-world elegance with the modern amenities, the hotel offers all the comforts of contemporary life in a beautiful setting of the time long gone.
The Palace Hotel and Bath House
Constructed in 1901 the Palace Hotel and Bath House will take you back in time. For more than a hundred years, this upscale hotel has been delivering the best comfort and amenities while celebrating some of Europe’s best traditions. Outside the building looks like a European castle, and the guests will enjoy the features that are hard to find in the U.S. When a guest is ready for breakfast, he should just call down to the front desk to have the gourmet meal delivered right to the room. Also, the Palace Hotel serves European breakfast that typically includes pastries, fresh fruits, tea, coffee, and juice. The hotel features the Bathhouse spa where the guests can soak in the soothing spring waters, enriched with minerals and salts.
Hot Springs, AR
Hot Springs Arlington Hotel
Offering more than 500 rooms and suites the Hot Springs Arlington Hotel is the best example of truly regal experience. The historic building was constructed in 1875 and it still preserves a refined aura of grand luxury that is just about everything. The hotel will welcome you with a grand lobby and will offer elegantly appointed rooms with all modern amenities. Experience the gourmet dining in an elegant Venetian Dining Room, and there is a beautiful Crystal Ballroom. You will want to leave the property only to bathe in the mineral waters at the Hot Spring’s Spa and Salon, the Thermal Bathhouse with the hot springs and the year-round mountainside twin-level heated pools and hot tub. Nothing can be more luxurious than this.
Lookout Point Lakeside Inn
Escape to a solitary retreat in the scenic Ouachita Mountains for an unforgettable romantic vacation in Lookout Point Lakeside Inn overlooking Lake Hamilton. Here you will be treated with Southern hospitality and will be surrounded by tranquil scenery of divine nature. In addition to providing the ultimate setting perfect for a romantic getaway, the Lookout Point offers romantic packages for couples. We recommend choosing the “Love Me Tender” package, which includes a bouquet of red roses, a bottle of champagne, fine chocolates, as well as cheese, crackers, and fruit for two.
Hilltop Manor Bed & Breakfast
This historic B&B; tucked in the lush Hot Springs National Park Forest offers a fabulous setting for your romantic vacation. When you stay at the Hilltop Manor in Hot Springs, Arkansas, you can hike in the national park or relax in the famous Hot Springs enjoying the breathtaking natural beauty that Arkansas has to offer. The hotel overlooking the magnificent waterfall is very cozy and will make you feel like staying home away from home. In the morning you will enjoy the Hilltop’s homemade breakfast that includes apricot cranberry muffins, warm banana bake, Eggs Benedict, and Crème Brûlée French Toast.
1884 Wildwood Bed & Breakfast
The historic 1884 Wildwood in Hot Springs exemplifies the classical romantic getaway. This quiet charming B&B; offers great amenities and down-home hospitality. You will be welcomed with candles, rose petals, and chocolate mints in your room and in the morning you will savor a multi-course breakfast in the dining room. The breakfast typically includes Hash Brown Casserole, the Blueberry Pineapple Upside-Down Coffee Cake, Stuffed Breakfast Croissants, and more.
Inn at Carnall Hall
This cozy hotel is a popular romantic getaway for students, alumni, and visitors who arrive here to experience the traditional Southern hospitality. The Inn at Carnall Hall is nicknamed as “the front porch to the University of Arkansas,” because it used to be a residence hall for the University of Arkansas at the beginning of the 20th century. It was named after Ella Howison Carnall who was the first woman professor at the university. The property was also used as the first women’s dormitory. After a major reconstruction and refurbishment, the building turned into a popular hotel where every guest is treated like family. The Inn features Ella’s Restaurant on-site, where you can savor upscale Southern cooking like shrimp and scallop cakes, venison chops, and much more.
Little Rock, AR
No visit to Little Rock, the capital of Arkansas, would be complete without staying at the Capital Hotel, ranked “#1 Hotel in Little Rock” by TripAdvisor and one of the “Best Hotels in the U.S.” according to U.S. News. This hotel will exceed all your expectations as it can’t but impress with its beautiful architecture, award-winning service, and exquisite charm. Plus it is conveniently located close to all major attractions of Little Rock, such as beautiful state parks, bountiful museums, the hip River Market district, and more.
The Empress of Little Rock
Another gem in the state capital of Arkansas, the Empress of Little Rock is a wonderful AAA Four Diamond destination that will serve as an excellent setting for a romantic getaway. Here you and your loved one will be surrounded by the romance, from the grand parlor to the enchanting secret garden. Ranked the #4 Most Romantic Hotel in the U. S. the Empress of Little Rock offers a luxurious suite featuring a wood-burning fireplace, aromatherapy massage jet showers, a Jacuzzi tub, and a steam sauna. The magic of the hotel is sure to enchant everyone staying there and the place is truly remarkable, with the elegant atmosphere of the bygone era.
Captain Henderson House Bed & Breakfast
Like the Inn at Carnall Hall, Captain Henderson House is located on the territory of a state university in Arkansas. Stay at this B&B, standing alongside Henderson State University in southern Arkansas to feel the vibe of the elegant Victorian-era mansion sprawled along 9,000 sq. ft. The magnificent home is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It even served as a museum showcasing the history of the state. The historic home features a great collection of interior wooden fretwork.
The Burgundy Hotel
Those who prefer having their romantic getaway in a contemporary setting might love this chic Burgundy Hotel situated right in Little Rock. The Burgundy boasts a fabulously beautiful modern design and premium comfort guests can enjoy in a casual environment. Each guest room features upscale amenities and stylish furnishings. The Burgundy has the on-site restaurant Table 28 that offers the finest of modern American cuisine.
Mountain View, Arkansas
Wildflower Bed & Breakfast
If you love music Mountain View, Arkansas, often referred to as the folk music capital of the world, is the best place to visit with your special someone. We recommend staying at the Wildflower B&B; to enjoy the down-home comfort and traditional Southern hospitality. The Wildflower is located in the town square, which is the center of the town activity and fun. Visiting the Ozark Folk Center is a must. There you will see how gifted artisans create their masterpieces. It’s amazing to watch the blacksmith turn raw iron into decorative items, or the copper artist makes beautiful artwork. In addition, you can enjoy live folk music performed each night.